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John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Invisible War

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering tell The Nation what the military can do to prevent sexual assault.

People walk across an open sewage

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Blogs

Why did the chief justice change his mind on healthcare?

June 29, 2012

With the ACA upheld, the door has been opened for evolution toward what eventually will be recognized as nationalized healthcare.

June 29, 2012

There are booby traps in the Court’s Commerce Clause reading, and the traps are baited and ready for tripping in the Medicaid part of the ruling.

June 29, 2012

Is Roberts “gutting the Commerce Clause”—or merely throwing red meat to the right?

June 28, 2012

"It’s going to be hard for conservatives to say that John Roberts condoned a socialist plan,” Howard Dean tells The Nation.

June 28, 2012

Republicans will push for a full repeal of the law, while many Democrats are promising to add even more to it. 

June 28, 2012

Senator and key union recognize that today's health care ruling is vital, but ultimately they say it's not enough.

June 28, 2012

This may be the rare instance where what is good for the country is good for Mitt Romney.

June 28, 2012

The Court issued the biggest ruling of its term on Thursday.

June 28, 2012

 Regardless of how the justices rule on Thursday, the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough.

June 27, 2012